PEA News

December 12, 2017
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

BC’s Forest Watchdog reports on 20 years of recommendations to the BC Government on improving forest management and concludes, “Government has told the Board that it accepts 56 (of 60) recommendati

December 07, 2017

The 2018 PEA Education Conference will take place on April 13 and 14 in Victoria, BC at the Inn at Laurel Point.

December 07, 2017
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

The Government has committed to a review of professional reliance. This is the best opportunity for positive change since the professional reliance model was introduced in the early 2000’s.

December 06, 2017

Thank you to all members who nominated and voted for organizations in this years Giving Back campaign.

November 30, 2017
HESU - Hospital Employees’ Staff Union

The HESU chapter Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at the HEU headquarters. 

November 09, 2017
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

There is currently one vacancy on the GLP Chapter Executive. Your union needs an effective Executive Committee with inspired and committed members working on behalf of GLP members.

November 09, 2017
LSS - Legal Services Society Lawyers

LSS members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 09, 2017
Oil & Gas Commission

OGC members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 09, 2017
HSP - Health Science Professionals

HSP members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 09, 2017
Oil & Gas Commission

OGC members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 09, 2017
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

UVic members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 09, 2017
GLP - Government Licensed Professionals

GLP members will receive a 0.4 per cent wage increase in 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) clause included in your collective agreement. 

November 02, 2017
HESU - Hospital Employees’ Staff Union

The HESU membership will have the opportunity to cast their vote for or against the Employers proposal to extend our current contract with some additional compensation.

October 27, 2017
SMS - St. Margaret's School

In this issue of the SMS Union Update, you'll find an overview of the PEA including a profile of your labour relations officer, as well as updates on tutorial FTE breakdown and extended health bene

October 27, 2017
UVic - University of Victoria Administrative and Academic Professionals

Members are invited to attend the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the UVic Chapter on Thursday, November 9, 2017, from 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. in the Arbutus Queenswood Room, Cadboro Commons.

October 20, 2017

Each winter, the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) provides week-long labour education training at Harrison Hot Springs.

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In this section

The PEA was formed in 1974, by a group of professionals working in the public sector. The story goes that the founders of the union mortgaged their houses to fund negotiations of the union’s first collective agreement. 

Now, the PEA is BC’s union for professionals. We represent a wide range of professionals including lawyers, foresters, engineers, agrologists, teachers, veterinarians, fundraisers, physiotherapists, pharmacists, psychologists program managers, librarians and more.

Our union is led by the PEA Executive. They represent members from across the chapters of the PEA and set the overall vision and direction for our union.

Resources for our members

Navigating a union can sometime be a challenging process. Under this section of the website you will find resources to help you navigate the PEA. In the members section you'll find expense claim reimbursements, information on the PEA's scholarship and bursary program and our grants and donations program.

Collective bargaining and job action resources explain the process of collective bargaining and what to do in the unlikely event of job action. 

Local reps can also find resources to help them complete their job more effectively. This includes ways to welcome new members, how to take notes in investigation disciplinary meetings and more.

The heart of our union

The PEA is made up of ten chapters, or groups of members who either work for the same employer or are in the same field of work. Each chapter has an elected executive tasked with running the affairs of the chapter. Each chapter is entitled to representation at the PEA Executive, the governing body of the union. 

Our members work for a range of employers: the Province of BC, the University of Victoria, St. Margaret's School, the Family Maintenance Enforcement Program, the Oil and Gas Commission, the Law Society of BC, Legal Services Society, the Okangan Regional Library and health authorities across BC.

Professionals need unions now more then ever

Since the 1970’s, when the PEA was formed, our mission has been to ensure our members can work in safe, productive environments and receive fair and reasonable wages and benefits for the valuable work they do. We help individuals and groups of professional workers to understand the challenges they face in their workplaces and some of the solutions available to them. 

We work with potential members to become certified as a union and achieve the wages, benefits and respect they deserve. 

The Professional | Volume 43 Issue 4

The Professional is the PEA's award-winning, quarterly magazine for members.

The December 2017 issue includes a profile of UVic member Sheryl Karras, a review of the BCFED young workers' camp, a review of the year and an article on Change Day 2017.

Read the December 2017 issue

 

 

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